Gabriel Harris, 33, was arrested after taking exception to being refused service at Taco Bell near Daytona, Florida

An American cyclist who tried to buy a meal at a Taco Bell drive-through was arrested on Sunday (November 16) when the fast food restaurant refused to serve him.

The company has a policy to not serve cyclists who try to order at the drive-through hatch but Daytona, Florida, resident Gabriel Harris tried anyway, reports Associated Press.

Mr Harris, who was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time, refused to leave the premises, which resulted in the police being called.

According to the report, Mr Harris was wrestled to the ground, handcuffed and arrested after the police spotted a Swiss army knife on his belt.

Mr Harris was released on $1,000 bail and faces a charge of resisting arrest with violence for the incident that occurred just after 3am. The mug shot, above, was released by Volusia County Jail and has been described as ‘the saddest-looking mug shot on record’.

Scott Hartle of the Florida Freewheelers, a cycling group, told the Daily Telegraph: “Bicycles are legal vehicles in Florida, he should have been served.”

Sources: AP/Telegraph